"Not a good pattern for life": Shriver believes Rybakina shouldn't accept disrespect from coach Vukov

Elena Rybakina's coach caught the spotlight the other day for the way he behaved during her semi-final match against Azarenka and many are not a fan.

Stefano Vukov has been the coach of Rybakina for a while and he has a rather aggressive style of coaching. It was first noted by Eurosport analyst Laura Robson who said that he looks very unhappy most of the time when she plays. There is a fair bit of shouting and loud commenting in between points which many fans find rather disrupting as well.

Pam Shriver reacted to Vukov's behaviour during the final on Twitter:

"As I watch Rybakina try to win her second major in 7 months, I hope she finds a coach who speaks and treats her with respect at ALL times and does not ever accept anything less."

The relationship is working rather well for her as she was able to win a grand slam under him and nearly won another one. A fan pointed that out to Shriver in the comments:

"Not sure, but it seems that she (Elena Rybakina) is quite happy with him despite some antics"

But she isn't a fan:

"Happy with not being treated respectfully… hmmm not a good pattern for life."

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